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Sunday, August 31, 2014 75¢ plus tax V ol. 105 No. 105 14.46 feetLast Year: 15.56 feet Lake Levels S ource: South Florida Water M anagement District. Depth given in feet above sea level See page 4 for information about how to contact this newspaper. Okeechobee News/ Katrina ElskenDr. Muhammad Syed said he decided to raise ostriches because their meat is 99 percent lean. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District will host four public meetings to provide an update on rehabilitation efforts at the Herbert Hoover Dike surrounding Lake Okeechobee. Since 2007, the corps has been engaged in projects to address concerns with the dikes integrity. To date, work has focused on installation of a 22-mile cutoff wallŽ between Port Mayaca and Belle Glade on the east side of the lake that has helped reduce erosion caused by seepage in the dike. Additionally, the corps is replacing or removing 32 water control structures that are presently seen as the greatest threat of dike failure. In recent months, the corps has also undertaken a Dam Safet y Modi“ cation Study (DSMS) that will provide a road map of projects necessary to reduce the ris k of failure of the 143-mile earthen structure. The intent of these meetings is to inform people about the remaining risks that need to be addressed and to discuss our ideas for addressing those issues,Ž said Tim Willadsen, Herbert Hoover Dike Rehabilitation Project Manager. The feedback we receive at these meetings will be taken into consideration as we develop the plan that Corps explains dike rehab plansTraf c crash claims life ... Page 5 Florida’s Cowtown Rodeo today! ... Page 9 By Katrina ElskenOkeechobee News Okeechobee Countys agriculture industry has a new addition. The Okeechobee Ostrich Farm started two years ago with one egg, according to Dr. Muhammad Syed, but now with more than 250 big birds,Ž the 57-acre spread in northwest Okeechobee County is the second largest ostrich farm in the country. Dr. Syed, an internist, and his partner, Dr. Vikram Tarugu, a gastroenterologist, want their patients to eat right. For some people, who must limit consumption of most red meat for health reasons, that can be dif“ cult. Dr. Syed said they decided to start raising ostriches because while ostrich meat is a red meat,Ž it is 99 percent lean meat. While they dont expect to see ostrich meat in the grocery story any time soon, this lean meat is in demand with specialty shops and restaurants. There is also a market for ostrich leather and feathers. Along with farm managers Janet and Ramiro Garcia and Bob Blaha, who helps supervise the ranch, the doctors have learned about ostriches from scratch. They started with eggs from a farm in New Mexico, which they hatch in a special incubator that controls the heat and the humidity. There are not a lot of resources available for raising ostriches,Ž County now home to ostrich farm Clrng Or Cti! See OSTRICH „ Page 18 See DIKE „ Page 18 Special to the Okeechobee NewsHaff wins tourney age divisionMatthew Haff took “ rst place in the 16-18 age group of the Big O Teen Anglers recent tournament. For more, see page 18.

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Today: Partly cloudy early with thunderstorms becoming likely during the afternoon. High 89F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 80%. Tonight: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Clear skies overnight. Low 73F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40% .Extended ForecastMonday: Scattered thunderstorms. High 91F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Monday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Clear skies overnight. Low 73F. Winds E at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 60%. Tuesday: Variable clouds with scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon. High 91F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%. Tuesday Night: Scattered thunderstorms in the evening. Clear skies overnight. Low 71F. Winds E at 10 to 15 mph. Dump trucks€ I live in a residential community in the s outhwest section of town. It used to be a nice and quiet area until a few months ago. Has anyone living in this area noticed an increase in dump truck activity coming up and down SW 24th Avenue and also up SW 32nd Street? These trucks start every morning around 7 a.m. and continue all day long until after 5 p.m. and also on weekends. It s eems a sand mining operation has opened in the area. € If one pulls up that section of the count y on the property appraisers site you can s ee apparently that section of the county is richŽ in sand/“ ll dirt/shell rock, something t hat is worth quite a bit of money, as by the looks of the GIS map the pasture land in that area has all been dug and are now huge 30+ acre ponds. € Well, sorry that the dust bothered you b ut my husband worked at that pit and now has to drive an extra 20 minutes to work on the opposite side of town cause of your c omplaints. We have three children and t hat extra money he is spending in gas now w ould have been helpful. € Its all a matter of perspective. When I s aw the developers were digging shell pits „ and leaving ponds „ on the property near mine, all I could think of was that those nice big retention ponds would probably help the drainage in my neighborhood as w ell as store water to recharge the aquifer during the dry season. Thanks to the high w ater table in this part of Florida, they cant dig anywhere for very long before they run out of dirt and are left with a pond. € I have no problems with the mining. T he problem is that so many of the truckers are too lazy to cover their loads, as required b y Florida law. Ever had your windshield s andblasted when one of these trucks is in front of you on the highway?Pit bull attack€ Ive been raised with pit bulls as have my children. Owners somehow are never held accountable for their pets behavior considering theyre the ones who raised them. They are gentle and loyal animals that are unfairly judged by uneducated people. Any dog will attack or bite no matter the breed ....Pits are just an easy target because of the many owners that abuse them! People train them to attack and “ ght... Theyre not born that way! € This is not the “ rst time this year a pit attack has been reported. Ill agree its all in how an animal is raised, especially one who is temperamental by nature to begin with. So instead of attacking the breed of the dog why arent you more focused on the person who trained the dog to be vicious? Some people should not own animals to begin with and it de“ nitely takes a special kind of person to raise one of this nature. One must acquire a permit to own tigers, monkeys, exotic animals etc. Why isnt a permit required for these dogs as well? € Dogs that are naturally aggressive have to be trained to be controlled. They dont have to be trained to be aggressive. If you are not going to spend the time and energy to train a dog properly, dont get a dog in the “ rst place. If you get a dog and just leave it in a cage or fenced alone in the backyard, you are creating a problem. € I know “ rst hand that most people automatically say any dog that is acting aggressivelyŽ is a pit bull. I cant count how many times I would have people call 9-1-1 saying there was a pit bull running loose & trying to attack peopleŽ and when the of“ cer gets there it was a lab, a hound, a Rottweiler, even had one that ended up was a beagle puppy! And 90 percent of those aggressive dogsŽ were dogs that were trying to play. € Dogs, not just pit bulls, are the product of how they are raised. Just like with people you have your good and bad ones. € ANY DOG can kill. Theres a documented case of a Chihuahua killing a baby. Fear and ignorance are the deadliest motives. € So sad pitties are so miss understood. It is all in how they are raised! I saw a video the other day that showed a pit bull playing with a piglet. At the end of the video they were both laying with each other. Almost like the pit was trying to be a mother. € When other dogs go roaming, its to “ nd new friends. When pit types go roaming, its to “ nd pit bull fun „ i.e. to kill anything breathing they run into „ other peoples normal dogs, horses, cows, alpacas, sheep, peoples children, elderly mothers, brothers and sisters. Vote yes to keep CSCThe students assistance program of New Horizons of the Treasure Coast and Okeechobee is an in-school substance abuse and violence prevention program that has been working with the youth of Okeechobee County for close to a decade. Our program teaches students life skills such as anger management, con” ict resolution, effective communication skills and decision making skills. Students also learn about the negative consequences of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. According to the Florida youth substance abuse survey, the rate of students engaging in underage drinking in Okeechobee County has been reduced in recent years. This is a result of substance abuse prevention services and other community and environmental factors increasing protective factors for the youth of Okeechobee. Our program has received funds from the Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee County for nine years. Last school year, the student assistance program provided various prevention strategies (including delivering evidence-based curriculum) to 671 students. Additionally, we were able to provide information regarding our program and other available prevention and treatment services to 482 adults. In November, the voters of Okeechobee get to vote to keep the Childrens Services Council of Okeechobee County in existence. Simply put, without the Childrens Services Council and their funding our program and numerous other childrens programs in Okeechobee will no longer exist. Please vote yesŽ for referendum number 1 to keep the Childrens Services Council in Okeechobee County. By doing so, you are also allowing countless children tha t live in Okeechobee to continue to bene“ t from our program and other social service programs that exist to make their lives and our community better. John Poli Program manager, school-base d programs New Horizon of the Treasure Coas t and OkeechobeeA show of respectOkeechobee, you should be proud! On Aug. 11, I joined my family in saying goodbye to a beautiful soul „ Bernice Hayes. On our way to her “ nal resting place we passed by Okeechobee High School. I immediately noticed the football team practicing, what happened next was incredibly touching. This group of teenagers all stopped. They turned towards us and placed their hand over their hearts. This young group of boys didnt know who the funeral was for. But they showed so much respect. The coach of your football team and the parents of these kids „ you are doing something right. Be proud! I was. Amanda Andrews August 31, 2014 4 Okeechobee News OPINION Public Forum/Speak Out Letters to the editor Publisher/Editor: Katrina ElskenCirculation Manager: Dee Gaudin The Okeechobee News is published by Independent NewsMedia Inc, USA. Independent is owned by a unique trust that enables this newspaper to pursue a mission of journalistic service to the citizens of the community. Since no dividends are margins below industry standards. All aftertax surpluses are reinvested in Independent’s mission of journalistic service, commitment to the ideals of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, and support of the community’s deliberation of public issues. Speak Out has moved online, where i t is quicker and easier to share your i deas and converse with others. Go to w ww.newszap.com, click on the comm unity name and your local or state P ublic Forum. There, you can create n ew topics or comment on existing t opics. What follows is a sam pling of s ome of the discussions currently taki ng place. Thanks for participating! Okeechobee Forecast

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Legion offers Sunday bingoAmerican Legion Post 64, 501 S.E. Second St., will host Sunday night bingo Aug. 31 at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. in the bingo area. The kitchen will offer a limited menu. Payoffs will be determined by player attendance. All proceeds will bene“ t the A merican Legion veterans programs. The event is open to the public.Labor Day roast plannedVFW North Post 4423, 300 N.W. 34th St., is hosting a Labor Day, Sept. 1 ox roast from 3 until 6 p.m. for a donation of $9. Please call ahead to reserve a plate 863-7630818. D&K Entertainment will be there. All proceeds will bene“ t our veterans programs. The public is invited.OCRA sign-ups continueOCRA has extended the football/cheerleading and fall baseball/softball registrations through Labor Day weekend. If you missed getting your child signed up, call 863-634-0515. All kids between the ages of 4 and 12 are eligible.Sit & sew set for Sept. 2ConKerr Cancers next sit and sew will be held Tuesday, Sept. 2 from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee Presbyterian Church, 312 N. Parrott Ave. Bring your sewing machine and child-friendly cotton fabric and sew with other ladies in our community w ho want to make a difference in the life of a child stricken with cancer or other lifechanging illnesses. Pillowcase kits will be available for you to sew at this meeting. For information, or to donate material, call Joan at 863-467-0290.Healthy Start board to meetThe Okeechobee Healthy Start Coalition board of directors will meet Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. in the White House Plaza, 1132 S. Parrott Ave. The meeting is open to the public. For information, call 863-4625877.Air potato “ eld demo setAn Invasive Exotic Species and Management program is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the UF/ IFAS Okeechobee Extension of“ ce. There will be an air potato “ eld demonstration, presentations on herbicide safety, and identi“ cation of local invasive species, and what can be done about them. Partnerships, programs and assistance available will also be a focus of the days program. Persons interested in attending may preregister on-line at http://fsp-workshop090414.eventbrite.com; or, by calling the UF/IFAS Okeechobee Extension of“ ce at 863-763-6469. There is a $20 fee.Moose Lodge plans dinnerOkeechobee Moose Lodge #1753, 159 N.W. 36th St., invites the public to join them Friday, Sept. 5 for a pork loin dinner with salad, green beans, baked potato, Texas toast and dessert from 5 until 7 p.m. for an $8 donation. Music will be provided by Private Practice from 7 until 10 p.m. Proceeds will bene“ t Moose charities.Retired educators to meetThe Okeechobee Retired Educators Association will meet Monday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m. in the meeting room of Beef OBradys Restaurant, 608 S. Parrott Ave. Any retired educator is invited.Church offers bingoThe Sacred Heart Catholic Church will start playing bingo on Monday nights at 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 8 Everyone is welcome. For information, call 863-763-3727.FFA alumni will meetOkeechobee FFA Alumni will have their “ rst meeting of the year Monday, Sept. 8 at 7 p.m. at Yearling Middle School, 925 N.W. 23rd Lane, in the classroom of Buddy Mills. Anyone is welcome. For information, call 863-610-2946.Udder Bunch plans meetingThe Okeechobee 4-H Udder Bunch Club will have their “ rst meeting of the year Monday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. at the Okeechobee County Civic Center on U.S. 98 N. For information, call 863-610-2946.NRA Banquet slatedThe annual Okeechobee Friends of NRA Banquet and Fundraiser will be held Thursday, Sept. 11 at the Okeechobee KOA Convention Center, 4276 U.S. 441 S. Doors will open at 6 p.m. The NRA Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. Proceeds from the event will support a wide range of “ rearm and hunter safety programs, youth and adult shooting sports programs and programs that educate the public about “ rearms. For information, to purchase tickets, or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities call 863-634-8678, or go to www.friendsofnra. org. Tickets also available at The Gun Shop, 2020 S. Parrot Ave.4-H group sets meeting datesThe Barnyard Buddies is a small animal noncompetitive 4-H club for children 5 to 18 years old. Members learn how to select and care for small animals, including rabbit, poultry, dogs, cats, “ sh, snakes, gerbils, guinea pigs and hamsters. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month usually at 10 a.m. in the extension of“ ce. The “ rst meeting of this year will be held Saturday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. at the 4-H extension of“ ce, 458 U.S. 98 N. Enrollment forms will be available at the “ rst meeting or at the of“ ce.Amendment 2 info offeredThe Republican Party of Okeechobee invites the public to its Monday, Sept. 15 meeting at Beef OBradys, 608 S. Parrott Ave., starting at 7 p.m. Major Noel Stephen, from the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce, will have a presentation on Amendment Two „ legalization of marijuana. Come early if you want to order your dinner. For information, call 863-532-2482.Caregiver Conference setOverwhelmed by caregiving challenges? IRSC will host a Fearless Caregiver Conference presented by the Area Agency on Aging at the Williamson Conference Center, 2229 N.W. Ninth Ave., Monday, Sept. 18 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Bring your questions to the experts. Lunch will be included. For information, call 954-362-8126.Help for vets is available Betsy Grinslade, the county Veterans Service of“ cer, is accredited with the Florid a Department of Veterans Affairs, American Legion, VFW and DAV and has been working in this capacity since October 1999. The of“ ce is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. The of“ ce closes at 12:30 p.m. for lunch. The County Veterans Service Of“ ce is located in the old courthouse at 304 N.W. Second St. The phone number is 863-763-6441, ext 5. If you have any questions about VA bene“ ts for veterans, widows and/or family members, contact Betsy Grinslade for assistance. Always on Top of the JobŽRe-Roofing Specialists€ Metal & Shingle Roofs € Flats & Leaks Repair FREE ESTIMATES863-357-3838State Lic.#CCC1327338 MOVIE TICKETS:Adults $6.50 Children 12 & under $5.00 Senior Citizens $5.00 all movies Matinees $4.50Fri., Aug. 29TH Thurs., Sept. 4THFor Info, Call 763-7202 I: “WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00III: “THE NOVEMBER MAN”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:10, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:10, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 R PG II: “TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES”Fri., Tues., & Thurs. 7:00 & 9:00, Sat., Sun. & Wed. 2:00, 4:15, 7:00 & 9:00, Mon. 3:00 & 7:00 PG-13 James W. Young, Founder Seawinds Funeral Group3833 SE 18th Terrace, Okeechobee 863-357-7283okeechobeeseawinds.com Cremation ..............................$495 Cremation & Chapel Service ..$870 Traditional Cremation (includes rental casket) ..........$2,495 Traditional Funeral & Burial $1,995 Graveside Service ................$1,495 PRE-ARRANGEMENT (Financing Available) Cremation $95 down $10 a month for 45 months Creamation with Chapel Service .. $195 down $17 a month for 45 months Traditional Funeral & Burial ....... $500 down, $100 month for 45 months This includes minimum Casket, Vault and Open/Closing of Grave Site These prices do not include cash advance items. 6 Okeechobee News August 31, 2014 Community Events Brought to you by:Plumbing & Air ConditioningSince 1975 Lic#CAC1817236

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TALLAHASSEE „ As hot weather continues, the Florida Department of Health urges residents and visitors across the state to beat the heat and stay cool, healthy and safe. Floridas families, especially those with y oung children, are encouraged to take precautions to keep cool in high temperatures,Ž said Dr. Celeste Philip, Deputy Secretary for Health and Deputy State Health Of“ cer for Childrens Medical Services. Staying cool w ill help to protect your family from heat stroke, heat exhaustion and dehydration.Ž In a heat wave, keeping your cool will keep you healthy. People and animals should stay indoors. If you dont have air-conditioning, go to the mall, library or a community relief shelter. Remember to drink more ” uids, but avoid alcohol and high-sugar drinks. W hen going out, wear light clothing and never leave any persons, especially infants or young children, or animals in a closed, parked vehicle. During extreme heat, a person can experience sunstroke, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and even heatstroke if exposed to high temperatures and humidity for an extended period of time. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are the elderly, people with high blood pressure and people working in a hot environment. Warning signs of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting and fainting. If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. If symptoms become more severe or last longer than one hour, seek medical attention immediately. If you suspect you may have heat exhaustion, take the following cooling measures: drink cool, non-alcoholic beverages; rest in an air-conditioned area; take a cool shower, bath or sponge bath; wear lightweight clothing, and prevent sun burn by applying sunscreen of 30 SPF. To avoid becoming dehydrated, drink plenty of ” uids, especially water, even if you dont feel thirsty. Young children and babies may need more ” uids than normal daily intake to stay hydrated and are urged keep cool by spending time in air-conditioned areas as much as possible. Signs of dehydration include thirst, weakness, nausea, muscle cramps, feeling dizzy and light headed, decreased urine levels and/or urine that has a strong odor or is darker in color than normal, tiredness, sluggishness, irritability and headaches. The department also reminds Floridians to be mindful of the needs of pets. Make sure that pets have access to water, ventilation and shade. Stay cool and avoid heat stroke SURGICAL EXPERTS AT NO MATTER WHICH DOOR YOU COME THROUGH EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTORS OFFICEYou can count on the surgeons at Raulerson Hospital to get you back to enjoying life again. Many procedures are even minimally invasive, oering patients smaller incisions & shorter hospital stays. 1796 Hwy. 441 N € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € RaulersonHospital.com SURGICAL EXPERTS AT To find a physician or to learn more about our services, call 763-9228. 1796 Hwy. 441 N € Okeechobee, FL 34972 € RaulersonHospital.com Okeechobee Special Improve your appearance, your condence, and your self esteem. Enhance your breast, atten your tummy or shed unwanted fat. Let us help you look and feel your very best!(863) 623-5346 | 114 N Parrott Ave€ Breast Li starting at $3,950 € Breast Enlargement (saline) $3,700 € Breast Enlargement (silicone) $4,700 € Tummy Tuck starting at $4,750 € Liposuction starting at $2,950 Residential Commercial FREE EstimatesRoofing with the name you trust!Licensed and Insured St. Lic. CCC046939Dont make a Mistake! Call Big Lake 863-763-ROOF (7663) & REPAIRSROOFING 7 Okeechobee News A ugust 31, 2014 By Eric KoppOkeechobee News Area law enforcement is still searching for two teenage girls who apparently ran away from the Youth Treatment Center on U.S. 441 North. According to the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) Daniela Alzate, 15, and Cassandra Boneta, 15, were reported missing from the facility at 42660 U.S. 441 N. Tuesday, Aug. 26, around 9:52 p.m. It is believed the girls were picked up by another party and may have gone to Palm Beach County. Alzate is Hispanic and was last seen wearing multi-colored pants, a pink undershirt, gray sweater and black combat boots. She is 5-foot-3-inches tall and weighs 105 pounds. She has brown eyes and has dyed her hair red. Boneta is black with brown eyes and black hair and, when last seen, she was wearing a pink hair piece. She is 5-foot tall and weighs 100 pounds. Its not known what type of clothing she was wearing at the time of her disappearance. If you have any information on the whereabouts of the girls, call OCSO Detective Howard Pickering at 863-763-3117, ext. 5117. Search continues for missing girls Cassandra Boneta Daniela Alzate

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Your Future is in Your Hands! 2229 N.W. 9th Avenue € 863-824-6000 € www.irsc.edu I R S CDixon Hendry CampusGET THE QUICK JOB TRAINING YOU NEED WITH IRSC RIGHT HERE IN OKEECHOBEE Beginning soon in the new Multifunctional Industrial Training Lab: Air Conditioning/Refrigeration/Heating classes offered Tuesday & Thursday evenings NEW THIS FALL Horticulture & Lawn Care classes for in-demand careers in the landscape industry Financial Aid available for those who qualify Sales: Monday at 12 p.m. Tuesday at 12 p.m. (863) 763-3127 OKEECHOBEELIVESTOCK MARKET1055 U.S. 98 North 8 Okeechobee News August 31, 2014 Okeechobee Livestock Market Report Prices continue to be high, not much change. Lightweight calves looked to be a little stronger and bigger calves about steady. Replacement type heifers are selling extremely good with strong demand. Slaughter cows and bulls steady to $2 higher. Mildred Coker, Okeechobee, topped the calf market with a high of $5.30 bought by B & M Cattle. Diamond 3 Cattle, Ft. Pierce, topped the slaughter cow market with a high of $1.23 bought by Central Beef. Labor Day Rodeo is coming to town Sunday & Monday, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1. Please support your Cattlemens Association by coming to the Rodeo! Todd

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Call for a Free Quote Okeechobee ~ 467-0600www.lawrenceinsuranceagency.com e L awrence Insurance Agency Rocky’s Barber Shop 1809 S. Parrott Ave. • Okeechobee(Next to Pogey’s) The Real Barber ShopBack row (L-R): Duane Miller, Kenny Jones and Bryan Enderle; front row: Rocky and Rocky II Hours: Tues.-Fri 8am to 5pm Saturday 8am to 3pm(863) 763-7396 We have moved! Our new location is• Real Estate Closings/Title Insurance • Paralegal ServicesTelephone: 863.824.6776 Facsimilie: 863.824.6778 titleandlegal@ymail.com We are now a HUD Approved Closing Agent! 863.763.2666Steve DetweilerFull Service Auto Center since 1968 Family Owned & Operated3431 Hwy 441 N. • Okeechobee www.EandEAutoClinic.com 11 Okeechobee News € Labor Day Celebration and Rodeo 2014 August 31, 2014 info@chobeeplay.com | 1465 Hwy 441 SE | 863.467.1800 Bowling and Laser Tag now open! Other venues coming soon Birthday parties and special events | Open 7 days a week! NOWOPEN! NOW OPEN! Wristband Wednesday Super Savings Sunday Unlimited bowling and laser tag Rent a lane for $ 10 an hour Up to 6 bowlers all day! from 6-10pm$12 God Bless Our Nation!Licensed704 NE 2nd Ave.OkeechobeeVince & RaeAnn StanavichOwners/Operators863.763.6696Dealer Elis Western Wear 907 NW Park St. € Okeechobee 863-763-2984Arcadia 1011 E Oak St 863-494-6088 Dundee 27995 Hwy 27 863-439-6655 10 Okeechobee News € Labor Day Celebration and Rodeo 20142014 All-American Labor Day Celebration in Flagler Parks! 3 day event opens on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. and continues through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, ending at 3 p.m. Don’t forget about the BRAT Club Labor Day Parade on Don’t forget about the BRAT Club Labor Day Parade on Monday beginning at 10 a.m. Monday beginning at 10 a.m. NEW KID’S ZONE ROCKIN’ ROBBY FAMILY FUN TIME! FESTIVAL FOOD RODEO OVER 100 VENDORS SPECIALTY WARES MARK THE CLOWN PARADE Florida’s Cowtown 2014 Labor Day Rodeo! 2 day event Rodeo starts at 2:00 each day!

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204 SE 10th Avenue Okeechobee, FL 34974863-763-3417Email: info@Domersinc.comwww.Domersinc.com Over 88 years of working for you. 1961 12 Okeechobee News € Labor Day Celebration and Rodeo 2014 August 31, 2014Labor Day weekend, rodeo fans are invited to the roughestand-toughest professional bull riders and bull“ ghters event at Floridas Cowtown Rodeo, at the Okeechobee Cattlemens Rodeo Arena. The renovated grandstand arena provides covered outdoor seating, giving spectators an upclose-and-personal rodeo viewing experience while keeping them shaded from the Florida sun. Rodeo contestants of Floridas Cowtown Labor Day Rodeo have their sights set on prize money and points to advance their careers on the Professional Cowboys Rodeo Association circuit. The historic Okeechobee Cattlemens rodeo arena is located in the heart of Okeechobee County on U.S. 441 North. Advance tickets for Floridas Cow Town Rodeo can be purchased online at www. okeechobeecattlemensassociation.com; at Elis Western Wear in Okeechobee; or, in-person at the rodeo grounds. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for children 6 and under. For information on Floridas Cow Town Rodeo, please visit www.okeechobeecattlemensassociation.com or Facebook. More information on lodging or other offerings in the city of Okeechobee, visit www. okeechobee-tdc.com. A ction highlights Labor Day RodeoSaddle Bronc Riding at 3:30 p.m. Rodeo cowboys will amuse and excite rodeo fans as they divert the bulls attention from the bullrider.

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Century21okeechobee.com 1200 S. Parrott Ave. century21okeechobee@earthlink.net David Hazellief 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder 863-610-2485 Lucy Olivarez (863) 763-2104 Import and Domestic Specialist 129 NW 13th Street • Okeechobee www.Hi-TekAutomotive.com863-357-1717 MonFri 8am 5:30 Sat. 8am -1pmWe Install 13 Okeechobee News € Labor Day Celebration and Rodeo 2014 A ugust 31, 2014 Mutton Bustin at 2 p.m. Barrel racing at 4:30 pm Bull riding at 5 p.m.RODEO EVENT SCHEDULESunday, Aug. 31 and Monday, Sept. 1 2 p.m. Mutton Bustin’ 2:30 p.m. Bareback riding 3 p.m. Calf roping 3:30 p.m. Saddle bronc riding 4 p.m. Steer wrestling 4:30 p.m. Barrel racing 5 p.m. Bull riding

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Next to Arbys on 441863.763.7633Full Service Retail PharmacyHeartland Discount PharmacyYour Neighborhood Pharmacy Where Customer Service & Personal Attention are Our #1 Priorities Harry Patel, Rph Consultant Pharmacist Get to know your neighbor. We Dispense CareOUR GOAL IS TO MAKE HEALTHCARE MORE AFFORDABLE Truly Discount Pharmacy in Okeechobee Better Care...For a Better Community FREE Home Delivery Providing Immunizations and compounding Antibiotics, Lisinopril, Metformin $3.99 Generics ProgramFREE *Medicare B and other insurance plans .Patients without insurance $15 FREE FLU SHOT* 14 Okeechobee News Labor Day Celebration and Rodeo 2014 August 31, 2014

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Important Information: Please read your ad carefully the first day it appears. In case of an inadvertent error, please notify us prior to the deadline listed. We will not be responsible for more than 1 incorrect insertion, or for more than the extent of the ad rendered valueless by such errors. Advertiser assumes responsibility for all statements, names and content of an ad, and assumes responsibility for any claims against the INI USA. All advertising is subject to publisher’s approval. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any or all copy, and to insert above the copy the word “advertisement”. All ads accepted are subject to credit approval. All ads must conform to INI USA style and are restricted to their proper classifications. Some classified categories require advance payment. These classifications are denoted with an asterisk *. Garage/ Yard SalesWe Buy Estates Antiques, Collectibles, Household, Tools, Jewelry and etc. Call 863-697-8906 ServicesMOHAWK CONSTRUCTION INC. FILL SHELL, ASPHALT MILLINGS, SAND, STONE, MULCH, TOP SOIL. LARGE OR SMALL QUANTITIES DELIVERED OR PICK-UP, NEAR TOWN. JOSH 634-9486 Need a few more bucks to purchase something deer? Pick up some extra bucks when you sell your used items in the classifeids. One mans trash is another mans treasure. Turn your trash to treasure with an ad in the classifieds. Employment Full Time NOW HIRING LOCAL & REGIONAL DRIVERSCall Donnie at (800) 741-6500 or apply online www.walpoleinc.com Class A company CDL EOE/DFWP• minimum of 2 years driving experience • clean driving record Our package includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning service, boot program & more! MAGNOLIA PACKING INC, a fresh vegetable packing house, is looking for a PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR with three (plus) years produce experience. Must be bi-lingual and be willing to work long hours during the season. Email your resume to royboy01@bellsouth.net DRIVERS: $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! Great Pay! Consistent Freight, Great Miles on this Regional Account. Werner Enterprises: 1-855-517-2488 How do you find a job in todays competitive market? In the employment section of the classifiedsMaintenance Person for part time position. Knowledgeable of plumbing, electrical, aluminum fabricating, irrigation, pressure washing. Must be able to climb ladder on a 2 story building. All employees will have background check. Please call 863-801-3727 Employment Full TimeLocal trailer repair shop is seeking a full time entry level or experienced semi trailer repair tech. If interested please inquire at 352-245-1633 ask for Mike or Ken. Its never too late to find the perfect gift. Look for it in the classifieds. When you want something sold, advertise in the classifieds. Employment Full Time MIDFLORIDA Credit Union is seeking Member Service Of cer applicants for the Okeechobee branch location. Duties include new accounts, lending, teller transactions, and promoting credit union products and services. Requirements include a minimum of 3 years of previous teller, nancial sales, and consumer lending experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills, successful sales record, and a H.S. diploma/equivalent are required. Applicants must be available to able to work a exible schedule including rotating Saturdays. Apply online at www.mid orida.com Drug Free Work Place Needed CLASS A CDL DRIVER must have DOT medical, drug free & clean driving history. 2.5 yrs. tanker endorsement. Call 863.467-9800. M-F 9:00 to 5:00. Sales Manager Consultant Advise, attend events, Contact potential clients 5yrs Exp. +Highschool/GED ONLY RESUME: DL Cars 3300 Pioneer 11 ST. Clewiston FL, 33440 The classifieds are the most successful salesperson in town. SeasonalBus Driver Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months) ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Driver for a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for providing transportation for children Preferred : High School Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or B), with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Certi cate of Training and documented years of experience driving a bus. Accepted: High School Diploma or GED, Commercial Driving License (class A or 8), with P & S endorsement. School Bus Driver Certi cate of Training Starting salary $12.32 15.01. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan. Call 252-234-7108/ fax resume 252-234-1635 Reading a newspaper helps you understand the world around you. No wonder newspaper readers are more successful people! Time to clean out the attic, basement and/or garage? Advertise your yard sale in the classifieds and make your clean up a breeze! Love the earth Recycle your used items by selling them in the classifieds. Grab a bargain from your neighbors garage, attic, basement or closet in todays classifieds. SeasonalBus Monitor Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months) ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Bus Monitor(s) for a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for ensuring children’s safety on the bus and providing an environment, which is conducive to the optimum development of each child while they are being transported. Serve as liaison between center and families, maintaining on-going communication between the center and families. Preferred: High School Diploma/GED and CDL. Accepted: High School Diploma/GED. Starting salary $8.66 10.34. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan. Call 252-234-7108/ fax resume 252-234-1635 Monitor de autobus o De 6 a 9 meses cada temporada ECMHSP esta aceptando solicitudes de empleo para el puesto de monitor de autobus para un programa de Migrant Head Start. Tendra la responsabilidad de asegurarse de la seguridad de los ni os en el autobus y proveer un ambiente adecuado para el 6ptimo desarrollo de cada ni o mientras son transportados. Ademas servira coma enlace entre el centro y las familias manteniendo una comunicaci6n continua entre el centro y las familias. Se pre ere: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED y COL. Se acepta: Diploma de escuela secundaria/GED. Salario inicial $8.66 -10.34. Se ofrece permiso personal, pemliso por enfermedad y benecios de retiro con contribuci6n del empleador Call 252-234-7108/ fax resume 252-234-1635 Shop here first! The classified ads Business Opportunities NOTICEIndependent Newspapers will never accept any advertisement that is illegal or considered fraudulent. In all cases of questionable value, such as promises of guaranteed income from work-athome programs if it sounds too good to be true, chances are that it is. If you have questions or doubts about any ad on these pages, we advise that before responding or sending money ahead of time, you check with the Better Business Bureau at 772-878-2010 for previous complaints. Some 800 and 900 telephone numbers may require an extra charge, as well as long distance toll costs. We will do our best to alert our reader of these charges in the ads, but occasionally we may not be aware of the charges. Therefore, if you call a number out of your area, use caution. ApartmentsFOR RENT FURNISHED EFFICIENCY CABIN FOR 1 OR 2 PEOPLE INCLUDES WATER ELECTRIC CABLE AND GARBAGE PICK-UP MUST HAVE REFERENCES, RENT $600/MO. AND $300 SECURITY CALL 863-697-6412 KINGS BAY Nice Twnhs 2br, 1ba, Tiled oors. Includes Water. $700 month + dep. Pool & Tennis Court. 863-801-7206 or 561-358-8128 Houses Rent3BD/1BA HOUSE ON 1 ACRE, CERAMIC TILE FLOORS, NEW CABINETS & COUNTE R TOPS. NO PETS. FIRST, LAST & SECURIT Y $850.00 A MONTH 863-634-2820 GREAT LOCATION NEWER 3/2 TAYLO R CREEK ISLES, APPLIANCES INCLUDED, FENCED YARD, SCREENED PORCH, SPLIT FLOOR PLAN, 2 CAR GARAGE, LARGE CONCRETE DRIVEWAY, EXCELLENT CONDITION $1,300.00 PE R MONTH CALL 863-467-9250 LINDA OR 519-746-3776 JIM Large, clean, 4bd, 2 story home, 2800sq.ft. under air (built in 2006) 2bath + on suite, double car garage, screened porch, large fenced yard, new appliances, large kitchen. $1250/mo + sec. depCall: (863)467-9250 or (519)746-4844 or dhmcara@hotmail.com OKEE In Town 2 1/2 br./1ba ., & 2br./2ba. (Screened porch, W/D) both have Lawn Service. Non Smoking. Sm pet ok. both $750 mo. 1st, last & $500 sec. (941) 504-3954 OKEECHOBEE Country Hills Estates. Unique post and beam house on private 5 acre lot. 2bd one in loft, 2 ba., lrg. screen room, screened balcony with hot tub, all appliances, include W/D, $1400. mth. 708-218-8227. OKEECHOBEE 3BR, 2BA, CBS house, all tile, fenced yard a (1 small pet ok) $800 mo. + 1st, last & sec. dep. Refs. needed. Call 561-596-1344 On Rim Canal Newly renovated Brick Home. 3br./2 1/2 ba. 1 garage. Boat dock & deck. $950mo. 772-359-1640 15 Okeechobee News A ugust 31, 2014

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VacationRentalsSEASONAL 2/2 w/Lake Access. Furnished. All appliances including Washer / Dryer. $1200 mo. 1st, last, & security. 561-718-1212 Owner is a realtor. Mobile Home RentBUCKHEAD RIDGE 3bd./2ba Dble Wide. $600 mo. plus sec. No pets. Call 863-763-4031 Mobile HomeSaleNew Palm Harbor Velocity Models! 3/2 starting in the $50’s, 4.2 starting in the $60’s. Limited time offer!! 800-622-2832 *Se habla espanol Boats17FT ALUMINUM BOAT 9.9 HONDA MOTOR 4 STROKE AND TRAILER $3,000.00 12FT BIG O HULL AIRBOAT 220 GROUND POWER AND TRAILER $4,000.00 BOTH BOATS ARE READY TO GO. CALL MIKE 863-357-3528 OR 561-253-5252 Campers/RVsWanted all Travel Trailers, Motor Homes and Fifth Wheels. Any Condition, Cash paid on the spot Call 941-347-7171 Autos WantedCASH FOR CARS No Title Needed, Any Condition. 268junk.com Located in Okeechobee Call (863)268-5865 Sport Utility2007 Lexus RX350 Fully Loaded, Light Blue, leather interior, navigator, good tires, 1 owner, serviced by Lexus, 137,000 miles. $9,900.00 863-763-3769 or 770-241-4015 Your next job could be in todays classifieds. Did you look for it? Public Notice Public NoticePUBLIC NOTICE The Okeechobee County Board of County Commissioners will hold a “Special Meeting”on Wednesday, September 03, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. in the, “Judge William L. Hendry Courtroom” at the Historic Courthouse, 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Okeechobee, Florida. Any person deciding to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners with respect to any matter considered at this meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purposes, he or she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of such proceedings is made, which record shall include the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the County Administrator’s Of ce not later than four (4) working days prior to the proceeding at 304 N.W. 2nd Street, Room 123 Okeechobee, Florida 34972, or call 863.763.6441. If you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD 1-800-222-3448 (voice) or 1-888-447-5620 (TTY). Frank Irby, Chair Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida Sharon Robertson, Clerk Board of County Commissioners Okeechobee County, Florida /s/ Paula Poskon / Deputy Clerk 467025 ON 8/31/2014 NOTICE OF MEETING OF THE COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT WILL HOLD A MEETING ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 AT 9:00 A.M. AT 17429 NW 242 ND STREET, OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (FIELD OFFICE). A COPY OF THE PROPOSED AGENDA MAY BE OBTAINED UPON REQUEST FROM THE UNDERSIGNED. IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT SUCH MEETING; THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PRECEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSES THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, WHICH INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED, IS MADE. ANY PERSON WISHING TO SPEAK AT THE MEETING MUST HAVE THEIR NAME AND TOPIC PLACED ON THE AGENDA ONE WEEK BEFORE THE DATE OF THE MEETING. ALL PROPERTY OWNERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, PERSONS NEEDING A SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION OR AN INTERPRETER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PRECEEDINGS SHOULD CONTACT THE DISTRICT’S OFFICE BY CALLING (863) 763-4601 AT LEAST TWO (2) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING. NOTICE: COQUINA WATER CONTROL DISTRICT HAS AN ONGOING AQUATIC SPRAYING PROGRAM, DISTRICT WIDE. THE PROPOSED 2014-2015 BUDGET WILL BE ADDRESSED AND VOTED ON. DOROTHY M. MILES CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS 17429 NW 242ND STREET OKEECHOBEE, FL 34972 (863) 763-4601 OR (863) 447-1015 466991 ON 8/31/2014 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 19TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR OKEECHOBEE COUNTY, FLORIDA. CASE NO. 2014 CA 000202 M&T Bank, Plaintiff, Vs. Carmen E. Williamws a/k/a Carmen Williams, Lawrence Crusick, Patrick Williams, State of Florida, Defendants, NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Patrick Williams Carmen E. Williams Residence Unknown Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s), whether said unknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Orange County, Florida: The South 1/2 of Lot 17, all of Lot 18, and the North 1/2 of Lot 19, Block 2, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 100, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. Also: That Portion of an alley lying adjacent to and West of the above described Real Property, being more particularly described as follows: Commencing at the Northwest Corner of said Lot 18, run thence North 0134’29” East along the West boundary line of the South 1/2 of said Lot 17, for a distance of 52.50 feet for POINT OF BEGINNING, thence run South 8941’42” West for a distance of 30.00 feet, thence run South 01034’29” West for a distance of 210.00 feet, thence run North 8941’42” East for a distance of 30.00 feet, thence run North 0134’29” East for a distance of 210.00 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. And Also: The East 13.00 feet of the North 13.00 feet of the East 209.98 feet of the South 1/2 of Lot 8, Block 2, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, according to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 100, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. And: Lot 20, and the South 1/2 of Lot 19, Block 2, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 100, of the Public Records Of Okeechobee County, Florida. And: The alley lying between Lots 8 and 20 and the South 1/2 of Lot 19, Block 2, OKEECHOBEE LITTLE FARMS, as recorded in Plat Book 2, at Page 100, of the Public Records of Okeechobee County, Florida. has been led against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Clar eld, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L., Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the rst publication of this notice, and le the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on August 15, 2014. SHARON ROBERTSON Clerk of said Court BY: Arlene Nealis As Deputy Clerk Clar eld, Okon, Salomon & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 S. Australian Avenue, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561) 713-1400 466876 ON 8/24,31/2014 16 Okeechobee News August 31, 2014ACROSS 1 Finch or falcon 5 Heart-to-hearts 10 City southwest of Bayeux 14 Actor Ladd 15 Intermediary 16 It bakes the cake 17 *Big name in veggie patties 19 Great __ 20 Invite for 21 Land in the ocean 22 FireŽ bugs 23 Get ones back up about 25 Went for a rebound, say 27 Letter flourish 30 Like some omelets 33 Borscht base 36 Sch. with 110 NCAA titles 38 Snorers problem, perhaps 39 __ TownŽ 40 *Certain surfer 42 Time out? 43 Pledge of fidelity 45 Chefs protection 46 Take the risk 47 Blowhards output 49 Playground comeback 51 Feedback 53 Unattached 57 Clock sound 59 Spot for a 42-Across 62 Even so ...Ž 63 Berry promoted as a superfood 64 Rush-hour headache, components of which are hidden in the answers to starred clues 66 In a dilemma 67 Actress Lenya 68 La Dolce VitaŽ setting 69 One opposed 70 College paper 71 Timeline component DOWN 1 Elephant in picture books 2 Guess you beat meŽ 3 Clothing store fixtures 4 Paternity suit procedure 5 Sigma follower 6 Business opening? 7 Chair parts 8 Solemn ring 9 Main drag, e.g. 10 Picnic drink 11 *Pass reception aid 12 Advanced 13 Tip jar fillers 18 Dog biscuit shape 24 I cant deny thatŽ 26 Wage __ of words 28 Long-range weapon, for short 29 Gin or tonic 31 Paraphernalia 32 Hang open 33 The pair 34 Continental cash 35 *Steamy gallery display 37 Piedmont wine area 40 Prepare quickly, with upŽ 41 LAX data 44 Beachwear portmanteau 46 Comforting words 48 Prepare quickly, with upŽ 50 Emphatic Spanish assent 52 Pamplona runners 54 WWII enlistee 55 Andean hauler 56 Wabbit hunter 57 Toodle-oo!Ž 58 Screen image 60 They may be saturated 61 Colgate-Palmolive shaving lotion 65 Baldwins 30 RockŽ co-star By Gail Grabowski (c)2014 Tribune Content Agency, LLC06/11/1406/11/14ANSWER TO PREVIOUS PUZZLE:Edited by Rich Norris and Joyce Nichols Lewisxwordeditor@aol.com Crossword Puzzle By Eric KoppOkeechobee News A Texas man made it easy for Deput y Mark Margerum early Friday morning when he walked into the jail with a beer in his hand, sat down and waited for a deputy. According to a report the Okeechobee County Sheriffs Of“ ce (OCSO) deputy met with the man shortly after 2 a.m. The man reportedly walked into the lobby of the Okeechobee County Jail with an open can o f Old Milwaukee beer in his hand. He apparently said he wanted to talk with a deputy. When Deputy Margerum drove up to the jail, the man was sitting on a bench in front of the jail with the can of beer in his hand, stated the deputys report. The man apparently knew he had consumed too much alcohol and didnt want to get behind the wheel of a car. The report does not indicate if the 32-year-old carpenter drove or walked to the jail. Deputy Margerum stated in his report the man ... had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage coming from his breath.Ž The deputy then arrested the man on a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication. His bond was set at $250. Jail records Friday morning indicated the man was still behind bars. Report: Tipsy man brings beer to jail Motorists are reminded to wear safety belts and drive with caution, courtesy, common sense, and patience as they travel through work zones. Remember, speeding “ nes are doubled in work zones. Travelers can visit www.FL511.com or dial 511Ž from their phone to learn about traf“ c conditions on major roadways across the state. Roadwork planned this week includes the following:Okeechobee County€ U.S. 441 (North Parrot Avenue) from 290th Trail to N.W. 344th Street: Maintenance project: Crews will repair concrete mitered end sections. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. € U.S. 98 from S.R. 70 to C.R. 68 (N.W. 160th Street): Maintenance project: Crews will be repairing roadway shoulders. There are no planned lane closures, but use caution and watch for workers close to the road. Road Watch

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R E D Over 100 Listings TRUE TREASURE in Treasure Island! Waterfront 2006 CBS home. 3 Bd/ 2 Ba/ 2 Garage. Split plan, vaulted ceilings, open concept.1497 SF Under air2179 TLA. Gorgeous Built in wall unit and custom details. Can lighting, Bkfast bar. Majestic master suite, sep. tub and shower, separate vanities, double closets. Rollup hurricane shutters. Fenced, Screen porch, Seawall. $148,000 Call Lori (863) 634-1457. Call 863.763.3134 to advertise! Someone reading this ad right now could be searching for a new home. Why not have them looking at yours? century21okeechobee@earthlink.net • 1200 S. Parrott Ave. • Century21okeechobee.com David Hazellief, 863-610-1553 Betty Hazellief, 863-610-0144 Sharon Prevatt, 863-634-7069 Dee Reeder, 863-610-2485 (863) 763-2104 • Se Habla Espaol 5063-M: Large 3BR/2BA with 2,192 total sq ft/1,465 under air on 2.5+/-acres. Breakfast Bar, Sky lights, shed, fenced and cross fenced. Make Offer! $70,000 MLS # 208303 8006-A: 200+/-acres on Dark Hammock Rd Mostly improved pasture, large hammock. Fenced & crossed fenced, water supply for livestock. Call for more info. $740,000 MLS # 208257 5007-H: Conners Gables modern style 3/2 with 1,980 Total Sq Ft/1,319 under air, much more! $145,000 NOW $135,000 MLS # 208204 5030-H: Okeechobee Golf Estate acre. Spacious kitchin closet. 2 car attached garage and detached ing. Owner Financing NOW $160,000 MLS #207710 5038-H: Quail Acres home with 2,908 Total sq ft/2,112 under air. Located north of towngreat location to have animals! Rear porch, metal roof, ceiling fans throughout, ample circular all on 3+/-acres. • Pine Ridge Park $5,900 MLS # 207132 • 319+/-acres on Hwy 441 N $4,000,000 • Conners Gables $6,000 MLS #208198 • 14+/acres of commercial property on the Rim Canal with lake access. $1,500,000 MLS #207408 • Blue Heron Nice lot on the cul-de-sac. MLS # 207053 • Palm Village Ranch $15,000 MLS# 207998 • Ok Acres 10+/-acres Fenced, pond and house pad ready for a new home! $79,000 MLS # 207817 • Viking 2.5+/acres for $11,000 MLS # 207811 1006-H: Eagle Point 3/3 CBS home. 2,668 Total Sq Ft./2,010 under air on an acre. Stainless steel appl. granite shower. Walk-in closet, $184,000 MLS #208392 NEW LISTING REDUCED REDUCED NEW LISTING Find your dream home here! Advertise here! 863.763.3134 € okeeadsales@newszap.com LAKE OKEECHOBEE ACCESS RIGHT OFF RIM CANAL GREAT LOCATION Very nice well-maintained 3/2 CBS Waterfront Home with Cypress Wood in Living Room and Dining Room. One car garage, CBS shed in back of garage, Screened in Fish Cleaning Station, GENERATOR wired in. Office behind garage. New master bedroom handicap friendly. New tile in kitchen and hallway. HOMES ONLY SECTION. Metal Roof 2004; sprinkler system, new seawall in 2009. MLS 206645, $188,900. MOTIVATED SELLER Location, Location, Location Is it time to sell your home? Let the community know! It might be the perfect location for one of our readers. 17 Okeechobee News A ugust 31, 2014

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Parrott Ave Okeechobee, FL 34974 (863)763-5573 General Surgery € Endoscopy € Minimally Invasive Surgery Hours: Monday…Friday 8 a.m.…5 p.m. € Phone: 863-357-0540 € Fax: 863-357-0546 1924 Hwy 441 N. € Okeechobee, FL 34972 Carlos Alejo, M.D. Hablamos espaol Board Certi“ed in General Surgery 18 Okeechobee News August 31, 2014 he said. We had to learn by experience, how they behave, what their needs are. Last y ear was a tough year. We had to restructure everything.Ž The farm uses a series of pens to separate the birds by size. While the ostriches spend most of their time outdoors, sheds are available so they can get out of the sun during the day or to seek extra warmth at night. Even in the summer, the heaters are turned on in the sheds at night. Ostriches can be very sensitive to sudden drops in temperature, explained Janet. The birds love the rain, she said. They spread out their wings to let the rain wash through their feathers. When there is no rain, she often treats them to a spray of water with a hose. Dr. Syed said keeping the farm clean is v ery important. The hatchery building and areas where young chicks are kept are regularly sanitized. The outside pens are raked daily and new dirt brought in as needed. Ostriches like to dig in the dirt, said Janet. They make their version of nests by digging a shallow hole. The ostriches eat a mostly vegetarian diet of feed pellets and alfalfa, but like other birds they will eat any insects they happen to “ nd. Janet said they also love watermelon and shredded carrots. Some of the ostriches are being raised for market. These are sent to the slaughterhouse at around 11-13 months, which maximizes the quality of the meat. The farm has sent about 70 birds to market this year, all purchased by Artisan Foods, which supplies meat to specialty stores and restaurants. Janet said the meat is very tender and tastes like roast beef. Other birds on the farm are being raised as breeders. Females start laying eggs at about 18 months old. A male ostrich matures at about 2 years. While all of the birds currently on the Okeechobee Ostrich Farm came to the county as eggs or young chicks, the farm will soon be producing their own chicks. The average lifespan of an ostrich is 30 to 40 years, but ostriches have been known to live up to 70 years. Adult females can be up to 7 feet tall. Adult males can top 9 feet. An adult male can weight up to 400 pounds. Females and young males are usually greyish-brown and white. Mature males are black and white. With long, powerful legs, ostriches are ” ightless and built for running. They are the fastest bird species and can exceed 40 mph. The ostrich family group is usually made up of one male and two or more females. Each group has a main hen,Ž and distinct pecking order. In the wild, each female lays 2 to 5 eggs in a communal nest. The eggs hatch after about 40 days. Although an ostrichs “ rst instinct is to run from danger, they will “ ght if cornered or if separated from their mate. An adult male ostrich can deliver a powerful kick. OSTRICHContinued From Page 1 guides the projects we execute in the future.Ž A meeting will be held in Okeechobee on Sept. 22 at the Okeechobee County Health Dept., 1728 N.W. Ninth Ave., with an open house at 6:30 p.m. followed by a presentation at 7 p.m. For more information on the Herbert Hoover Dike project, visit the Jacksonville District website at http://www.saj. usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks / LakeOkeechobee/HerbertHooverDike. aspx. DIKEContinued From Page 1 Special to the Okeechobee News The Big O Teen Anglers, Inc. July 26 tournament was held out of Okee-Tantie. Twenty-one anglers brought 58 “ sh to the scales with a total weight of 147.03 lbs. Winners in the 11-15 age group were: € First place: Josh Hiler, 14.59 lbs.; € Second place: Luke Farmer, 11.43 lbs Big Fish 6.35 lbs.; € Third place: Cody Bigford, 9.39 lbs. Winners in the 16-18 age group were: € First place Matthew Haff 11.58 lbs Big Fish 4.86 lbs.; € Second place Jose Hernandez 7.95 lbs.; € Third place Kenny Brewer 6.75 lbs. Big O Teen Anglers would like to thank the boat captains for all their support: David Straight, Ben Carroll, Bob Haarer, Roger Bohannon, Kyle Monti, Robert Haff, Leroy Bauer, Mike Zubricky, Jimbo Newell, Linzy Birkheimer and Denny Davis. Thank you also to Jamie Mellette and family for providing lunch following the tournament. Hiler, Haff win teen tourney Special to the Okeechobee NewsFirst place in the 11-15 age group was Josh Hiler (right), pictured with Kyle Monti. Kyle is a past member and of“ cer of the club. He returned to volunteer as a boat captain.

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19 Okeechobee News A ugust 31, 2014 By Tammi KellyOkeechobee News€ Calamity Jane Designs 106 S.E. Park St., is a retail business that paints, re“ nishes and remakes furniture. They specialize in taking something old and turning it into something new and wonderful. You can buy great farmhouse items or bring them your own old furniture. If you have that old night stand sitting in the shed and your wife just wants it gone, bring it to Calamity Jane Designs. They can give it a brand new look. Give them a call at 863-763-4314, and dont forget to like them on Facebook! € The Hot Spot 204 S. Parrott Ave., formerly known as Maximum Tanning, opened in its new location in March. They have tanning beds that reach up to 650 watts which means you can get a tan in just 10 minutes. They also provide natural spray tans and carry a large selection of different inventory such as bling-style ” ip ” ops, purses, backpacks and so much more. They have private party tannings available for any occasion. So, stop in and dont forget to tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-763-0383. € Johns Leather and Saddle Repair 800 N. Park St., can “ x it or make anything to do with leather. They repair belts, gun holsters, knife sheaves ... you name it! Their saddle repair is beyond compare! They offer saddle cleaning and oiling. They also sell new and used saddles and tack. They have great rodeo gear and tack for all your riding needs. So, stop in and tell them Tammi sent you! They can be reached at 863-824-2600 or 772-201-1741. Here is something new for you to try in your kitchen this week. Something spicy may be just what you need for Labor Day!Stuffed PeppersIngredients : 1 cup water, 1/2 cup uncooked Arborio rice, 2 green bell peppers, halved and seeded, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 green onions, thinly sliced, 1 teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, 1 teaspoon salt, 1 pinch ground black pepper, 1 tomato, diced, 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese. Directions : 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet. 2. In a medium saucepan, bring water to a boil. Stir in the rice. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and set aside. 3. Place the peppers cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Roast 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until tender and skin starts to brown. 4. While the peppers are roasting, heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the onions, basil, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in oil for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomato, and cook for 5 minutes. Spoon in the cooked rice, and stir until heated through. Remove from heat, mix in the feta cheese, and spoon the mixture into the pepper halves. 5. Return to the oven for 5 minutes. Serve immediately.

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